SACP says hung Gauteng metros are in for a very rocky, unstable coalition

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The South African Communist Party (SACP) says South Africans are in for a very rocky and unstable local government in all the hung metros in Gauteng.

SACP General Secretary, Blade Nzimande says the signs of instability are already there with the Democratic Alliance (DA) failing to announce Mayoral Committee members in all three Gauteng metros.

Coalition talks between smaller parties and the DA are still underway with ActionSA also wanting a slice of the cake.

Nzimande says instability and chaos are going to be the order of the day in the hung metros. Nzimande says this is already prevalent with the failure of the mayors to announce mayoral committees, whilst parties negotiate for positions.

“It’s a sign already that there is going to be huge instability because it is minority governments that are not formed on principle but anti-ANC platform instead of being formed on the basis of the provision of services but we are in for a rocky period. The result is what we are seeing now and such instability means worse for the people who desperately need services.”

SACP briefs media after Central Committee plenary following LGE 2021: 

‘SAHPRA a problem’

The SACP Central Committee was also scathing on SAHPRA accusing, the health regulatory authority of imposing a second blockade on Cuba.

Solly Mapaila says SAHPRA has become a problem as it is not pursuing the interests of South Africans but instead western countries.

“We give too much power to these institutions in the name of pursuing our democracy and we think that they will do good but these institutions get captured by western forces and interests and not the interests of South Africans, that is an issue we will have to resolve.”

The SACP has called on the government to change its strategy on the roll-out of vaccines in the country as the new variant through the fourth wave is increasing day by day.

DA says coalition discussions in Metros proving quite difficult: